Democracy Now! Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Producer Democracy Now!Audio/Visual sound, color
Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action
Bush names Qatari man enemy combatant
Israelis conduct mass arrests of Palestinians in West Bank
Five Syrians injured in U.S. attack
Afghan Man Dies in U.S. custory
Supreme Court OKs use of internet filters in libraries
Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action: Landmark Rulings Hailed as Sweeping Victory for University of Michigan and Colleges Across the Country
We go to the steps of the University of Michigan student union and hear the reaction. Students hail the decision as the most important victory in affirmative action in 25 years. Democracy Now! then hosts a roundtable discussion with a leading U. Michigan lawyer and an opponent of affirmative action, leading race critic Manning Marable argues the Supreme Court backed affirmative action to help the U.S. compete under globalized capitalismnot to make reparation or to level the playing field
S.C. Man Charged with Threatening the President's Safety For Holding Protest Sign
Brett Bursey goes on trial today for simply holding a sign that read No War For Oil outside a President Bush speech last October.
Teaching Youth Media: Educational Video Center Airs Film at Human Rights Watch Film Festival
The Educational Video Center is holding a benefit film screening at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on Wednesday.